twitter facebook youtube linkedin flickr webmail

Kimberly Dozier

Kimberly Dozier is the 2014-2015 General Omar N. Bradley Chair at Penn State Law.

2014-2015 General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership

(717) 240-5147
Principal Office: 

B.A., Wellesley College
Master's in Foreign Affairs / Middle East, University of Virginia 


Kimberly Dozier is a national security expert and former AP correspondent. She covered the war in Iraq for CBS News from 2003 to 2006, when she was wounded in a car bombing that killed U.S. Army officer Capt. James Alex Funkhouser, his Iraqi translator "Sam," and two of her CBS colleagues, Paul Douglas and James Brolan. She is the author of “Breathing the Fire,” a best-selling memoir on her injury and subsequent recovery that involved more than three dozen major surgeries, skin grafts, and extensive physical rehabilitation. Four years after her injury she left CBS News to join the Associated Press, where she covered intelligence and special operations and tracked the war on extremism from 2010 to 2014.

Dozier has received many Edward R. Murrow Awards; a Peabody Award; and three American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) Gracie Awards. She is the first woman journalist to receive the National Medal of Honor Society’s Tex McCrary Award for her coverage of Iraq. She is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations.

She can be followed on Twitter @kimberlydozier

Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Survive, and Get Back to the Fight (2011)